Looking for something to do this summer that includes a data science perspective? If so, enroll in the Digital Humanities Summer Program to gain practical, technical, and programming skills and experience while engaging with fascinating content from the arts and humanities.

UC Berkeley undergraduate students can enroll in summer courses to earn an official UC Berkeley Minor in Digital Humanities. Non-UC Berkeley students and Berkeley graduate students can earn a Certificate of Completion in Digital Humanities. Either option puts you on the cutting edge of an exciting field and can help greatly with your graduate school or career prospects.  Check out the video below for an overview.



For either the Minor or the Certificate, you are required to take five courses, two core courses and three electives. These are described on the DH Summer Program courses page. As this is a summer only program, these must be to be completed in one or more summers.  The two core courses are:

  1. DigHum 100: Theory and Methods (Class #16071)
  2. DigHum 101: Practicum (Class #16085)

D-Lab's senior instructor and fan favorite, Evan Muzzall, will teach DigHum 101. You will not be disappointed!

Your three electives must be chosen from the list found on the elective courses page.  Current offerings include:

  • DigHum 150A - Digital Humanities and Archival Design
  • DigHum 150B - Digital Humanities and Visual and Spatial Analysis
  • DigHum 150C - Digital Humanities and Textual and Language Analysis
  • DigHum 160   - Critical Digital Humanities


All courses will run during one of the following summer sessions:

  • Session A: May 21 – June 29
  • Session D: July 2 – August 10


Click here to learn how to enroll and click here to learn about financial aid and view the FAQ.


If you have questions please contact summerdigitalhumanities@berkeley.edu.



Patty Frontiera

Dr. Patty Frontiera is the D-Lab Data Services Lead and a geospatial data scientist.  She is the the official campus representative for ICPSR, the Roper Center, and the Census State Data Center network, and serves as the Co-Director of the Berkeley Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC).  Patty also develops the geospatial workshop curriculum, teaches workshops and consults on geospatial topics.  Patty has been with the D-Lab since 2014 and served as the the Academic Coordinator through Spring 2017. Patty received her Ph.D.